The table below looks at the statistics for Stress Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Stress Testing over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Stress Testing
Rank 161 181 164
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -17
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 25 19 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.49% 0.33% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.42% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 14 22
Average daily rate
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£550 £525 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £354 £455
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £603 £648
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £300 £301
% change year-on-year
+41.66% -0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4029 4525 4407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 79.03% 77.50% 75.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3143 3216 3376
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 48 64
Average hourly rate £20.45 £28.04 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% -37.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £77.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

Stress Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Stress Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Stress Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region.

Stress Testing Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Stress Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Stress Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Stress Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region.

Stress Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Stress Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Stress Testing.

1 19 (59.38%) Banking
2 16 (50.00%) Market Risk
3 15 (46.88%) Investment Banking
3 15 (46.88%) Finance
4 14 (43.75%) SQL
5 10 (31.25%) Credit Risk
6 9 (28.13%) Business Analysis
6 9 (28.13%) Risk Management
7 7 (21.88%) Data Modelling
8 5 (15.63%) Hadoop
8 5 (15.63%) Big Data
9 4 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (12.50%) Degree
9 4 (12.50%) Front Office
10 3 (9.38%) Regression Testing
10 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (9.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (9.38%) SAS
10 3 (9.38%) VBA
10 3 (9.38%) C
10 3 (9.38%) UML
10 3 (9.38%) JIRA
10 3 (9.38%) Mathematics
10 3 (9.38%) Computer Science
10 3 (9.38%) Statistics
10 3 (9.38%) Performance Testing
10 3 (9.38%) Data Analysis
10 3 (9.38%) Test Scripting
10 3 (9.38%) Monte Carlo Method
10 3 (9.38%) Greeks

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Stress Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Stress Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.38%) SAS
2 1 (3.13%) Apache
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) IIS
2 1 (3.13%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (6.25%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Summit
1 1 (3.13%) Adaptiv
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) Hadoop
1 5 (15.63%) Big Data
2 1 (3.13%) MS Access
2 1 (3.13%) DB2
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) JIRA
2 1 (3.13%) JMeter
2 1 (3.13%) LoadRunner
2 1 (3.13%) Rational Performance Tester
2 1 (3.13%) JProfiler
General
1 19 (59.38%) Banking
2 15 (46.88%) Investment Banking
2 15 (46.88%) Finance
3 4 (12.50%) Front Office
4 2 (6.25%) Retail
4 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.13%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 21 (65.63%) Analyst
2 17 (53.13%) Business Analyst
3 9 (28.13%) Risk Analyst
4 7 (21.88%) Market Risk Analyst
4 7 (21.88%) Market Analyst
5 6 (18.75%) Market Risk Business Analyst
6 4 (12.50%) IT Business Analyst
7 3 (9.38%) Developer
7 3 (9.38%) Data Modeller
7 3 (9.38%) Banking Business Analyst
7 3 (9.38%) Testing Analyst
8 2 (6.25%) Performance Tester
8 2 (6.25%) Tester
9 1 (3.13%) Test Manager
9 1 (3.13%) Systems Analyst
9 1 (3.13%) Consultant
9 1 (3.13%) Senior Developer
9 1 (3.13%) Systems Support
9 1 (3.13%) Support Analyst
9 1 (3.13%) Database Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) .NET
1 1 (3.13%) Web Services
1 1 (3.13%) Castor
Miscellaneous
1 16 (50.00%) Market Risk
2 10 (31.25%) Credit Risk
3 3 (9.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (9.38%) Mathematics
3 3 (9.38%) Computer Science
3 3 (9.38%) Statistics
3 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.25%) Fixed Income
5 1 (3.13%) Derivative
5 1 (3.13%) Open Source
5 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Windows
1 1 (3.13%) Android
1 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) Business Analysis
1 9 (28.13%) Risk Management
2 7 (21.88%) Data Modelling
3 4 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (9.38%) Regression Testing
4 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (9.38%) UML
4 3 (9.38%) Performance Testing
4 3 (9.38%) Data Analysis
4 3 (9.38%) Test Scripting
4 3 (9.38%) Monte Carlo Method
4 3 (9.38%) Greeks
4 3 (9.38%) Analytics
5 2 (6.25%) Test Strategy
5 2 (6.25%) ETL
5 2 (6.25%) Project Management
6 1 (3.13%) Migration
6 1 (3.13%) Scrum
6 1 (3.13%) BPR
6 1 (3.13%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 14 (43.75%) SQL
2 3 (9.38%) VBA
2 3 (9.38%) C
3 2 (6.25%) R
4 1 (3.13%) C#
4 1 (3.13%) Java
4 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) VCP4
3 1 (3.13%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) Basel III
2 1 (3.13%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) nmon
Vendors
1 1 (3.13%) Bloomberg
1 1 (3.13%) Remedy
1 1 (3.13%) IBM
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.13%) Murex
1 1 (3.13%) SunGard
1 1 (3.13%) HP
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle
1 1 (3.13%) Vertica
1 1 (3.13%) Splunk
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Rate: £500 - £800 per day
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £500.00 - £520 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
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Rate: £575 - £610 per day
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